Bathurst hopes to be mining by year end

Thu, 11 Apr 2013

By Pattrick Smellie April 11 (BusinessDesk) - Bathurst Resources hopes to be mining coal off the Denniston Plateau, inland from Westport, by the end of this year, as long as environmental groups don't appeal an Environment Court ruling upholding the company's resource consents. The company's chief executive, Hamish Bohannan, told a briefing on the court decision that if agreements on environmental mitigation and protection were finalised by next Friday, April 19's court-established deadline, road-making could be under way on the Escarpment m...

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